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Feb 28, 2013 9:00am EST
long time. david, in the meantime, we want to call your attention to vatican city. pope benedict xvi stepping down after nearly eight years as pontiff after unexpectedly announcing his resignation on february 11th for health reasons. you can see him walking down the hall here. he's expected to depart vatican city by helicopter heading to castel gandolfo where he will take up temporary residence until his new residence outside of vatican city is complete. once he steps into the castel gandolfo, the doors will closed and it is complete. >> thousands of people stormed into st. peter's square to watch this happen. they put big screen televisions inside the vatican grounds for the public to watch what is happening. it's hard to get a vantage point of the scale if you've never been there but isn't that just an amazing thing to watch? >> and historic are, given that we haven't seen anything like this in 600 years, right? >> i wasn't there but obviously you were, david. eagerly checking the stocks. >> yes, i was. >> interesting this morning, cardinal dolan of new york was asked if he sta
Feb 11, 2013 9:00am EST
vatican. pope benedict xvi said he will step down on february 28th citing health reasons. he becomes the first pontiff to abdicate in 600 years. cardinal timothy nolan re acted to the pope's announcement this morning on nbc's "today" show. >> i'm as startled as the rest of you and anxious to find out exactly what's going on. >> i find myself kind of somber, you know? in a way, boy, i love this pope. i mean, every catholic feels the pope is his father, we call him our holy father. the world looks to him with respect and affection. >> the vatican spokesman said a new pope will be elected by the ed of march. >>> some of my favorite jokes on twitter had to do with him making some money in the private sector. he's raised the bar as to what you're going to give up for lent. there's good reaction today, happened early this morning. media and twitter was on it. >> we continue tweeting with the question. >> it's a good question. >> he's got about as many followers as joan rivers, i think. there's been rankings that he falls in the joan rivers category. >> after the ipod, the ipad and iphone, will
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